Alabama Crimson Tide vs Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Predictions


Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide
(5-0)
5:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 25, 2017
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota Golden Gophers
(6-0)
Stadium TV
 
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Predictions

Shortly after his Minnesota team defeated UMass on Friday in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y., coach Richard Pitino was asked about the 14th-ranked Golden Gophers' next opponent, No. 25 Alabama on Saturday.

"I haven't watched one clip, so I focused totally on UMass," Pitino said after the Golden Gophers beat the Minutemen 69-51 at the Steinberg Wellness Center on the campus of Long Island University.

"Now, I'll turn the page."

Such is the way of life for a college basketball coach in these holiday events playing one game after another.

Alabama enters Saturday's game between the ranked teams coming off a 71-59 win over BYU. The Crimson Tide (5-0) will face Minnesota (6-0) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, marking the return of Avery Johnson, who coached the Nets before coming Alabama's coach three years ago.

"I know Avery's a terrific coach," Pitino said. "They have really good young talent, so we have to be ready. They have a really big team and a really talented team."

Alabama has 11 players 6-foot-5 or taller and two freshmen, two sophomores and a junior are in the starting lineup.

Johnson joked with reporters about his unsuccessful run with the Nets, who fired him in the 2012-13 season after he compiled a 60-116 record.

"There's been a lot of great basketball played in Brooklyn," Johnson said. "I know that for a fact. Not necessarily my team, but overall."

In Alabama's win over BYU, freshman forward John Petty scored 16 points while making 4 of 7 from 3-point range, Donte Hall had 14 points and nine rebounds and Dazon Ingram 13.

Highly touted freshman point guard Collin Sexton had 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

"I thought we played OK," Johnson said. "Second half, offensively we weren't as good, but this young team, they play hard, they're very competitive."

Minnesota routed UMass behind junior forward Jordan Murphy's 16 points and nine rebounds. Amir Coffey added 10 points and defensive ace Reggie Lynch had nine points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

The Golden Gophers' perimeter defense was particularly impressive limiting UMass to only 23.8 percent (5 of 21 shooting) from 3-point range.

"Our guys played great defense," Pitino said. "I thought our intensity defensively, especially in the first half, was terrific. I'm proud of our guys."

Alabama was also impressive with its defense against BYU. The Crimson Tide had six blocked shots and forced 11 turnovers. Daniel Giddens, a 6-foot-11 center, tallied three blocks.

"We tried to mix up our defenses," Johnson said. "I think in today's game you can't have one pick-and-roll coverage. You need four or five or six of them just to try to keep teams off balance."

VDB Free Betting Prediction:  Minnesota 76, Alabama 70

 


 

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Minnesota Golden Gophers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Minnesota Golden Gophers VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Alabama Crimson Tide +4  (-110) +150 150 (-115)o
Minnesota Golden Gophers -4  (-110) -170 150 (-105)u

Team Records

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-0 4-0 1-0 3-1 2-1 1-0 84.00 67.20 16.80
Last 10 5-0 4-0 1-0 3-1 2-1 1-0 84.00 67.20 16.80
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-0 5-0 1-0 4-1 3-1 1-0 91.00 67.33 23.67
Last 10 6-0 5-0 1-0 4-1 3-1 1-0 91.00 67.33 23.67
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Betting Odds Trends

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Injuries

Alabama Crimson Tide

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Ar'Mond Davis G Early Dec - Knee - 11/20/17 Davis is nursing a bruised knee and has been ruled out for the next two weeks.
Braxton Key F Mid Dec - Knee - 11/8/17 Key will miss a month of game action due to surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Eric Curry F out for season - Knee - 10/31/17 Curry suffered a season-ending left knee injury during the offseason.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
11/26/04 ALA 78 MINN 72 -12/- MINN/-
11/22/97 MINN 63 ALA 64 -8.5/- ALA/-

Alabama: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS ALA FG Opp FG Reb
11/24/17 BYU (N) 71-59 (W) -8/151 WU 27/55 22/59 31-30
11/21/17 UTA 77-76 (W) -11/153.5 LU 27/53 31/60 26-30
11/17/17 AAMU 104-67 (W) -/- -- 40/63 25/58 44-19
11/14/17 LIP 86-64 (W) -14/151.5 WU 34/57 23/70 40-40
11/10/17 MEM (N) 82-70 (W) -4/136.5 WO 26/58 23/60 36-37
3/14/17 RICH 64-71 (L) -8/139 LU 25/60 28/52 31-23
3/11/17 @UK (N) 74-79 (L) 10.5/135 WO 28/62 23/44 28-26
3/10/17 @SCAR (N) 64-53 (W) 5/122.5 WU 22/49 18/49 40-25
3/9/17 MSST 75-55 (W) -3.5/129 WO 25/53 25/64 34-35
3/4/17 @TENN 54-59 (L) 2.5/136 LU 19/47 19/59 29-38

Minnesota: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS MINN FG Opp FG Reb
11/24/17 MASS (N) 69-51 (W) -15/150 WU 27/63 21/65 40-33
11/21/17 AAMU 100-57 (W) -39/153.5 WO 43/70 23/61 38-26
11/19/17 WCU 92-64 (W) -30/149.5 LO 29/58 22/59 37-30
11/15/17 NIAG 107-81 (W) -20/154 WO 42/78 28/77 43-38
11/13/17 @PROV 86-74 (W) 2.5/145 WO 30/59 25/53 37-29
11/10/17 SCUS 92-77 (W) -/- -- 32/70 26/68 49-32
3/16/17 MTU (N) 72-81 (L) 1.5/138 LO 24/52 28/58 22-34
3/11/17 MICH (N) 77-84 (L) 4/135 LO 31/67 29/54 38-22
3/10/17 MSU (N) 63-58 (W) -1.5/137 WU 21/51 19/58 31-37
3/5/17 @WIS 49-66 (L) 8/134 LU 18/56 25/57 36-37

 

NCAA Basketball Menu